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New Gondola Transportation

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by danlb_2000, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. larryz

    larryz Well-Known Member

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    You mean Eisner might be returning???
     
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  2. LuvtheGoof

    LuvtheGoof Proud DVC Member Premium Member

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    You're kidding, right?
     
  3. larryz

    larryz Well-Known Member

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    In a world where Bob Iger might run for President of the US, there's no telling what else might happen. Even the dinosaurs in Ellen's Energy Adventure might come to life and start eating guests right out of the transports...
     
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  4. LuvtheGoof

    LuvtheGoof Proud DVC Member Premium Member

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    So you're agreeing that it wouldn't be a good thing for him to come back. ;)
     
  5. larryz

    larryz Well-Known Member

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    I'd sooner see the dinosaurs in DINOSAUR start eating guests.
     
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    Apparently you've never used the restrooms closest to Pinocchio Village Haus...
     
  7. Capsin4

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    Looks like you don't need the loop between CSR and the transfer station. The line is thick enough to handle two way traffic so that one line could hold the loop.Why rail? couldn't that just be an extension of the gondolas?
     
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    Aerial tramways are inherently inefficient and have largely fallen out of flavor. Maximum capacity of that system is 1,200 passengers per hour, per direction - equivalent to a two-passenger chairlift.
     
  9. MisterPenguin

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    Jesus coming from the clouds of glory on a golden monorail confirmed!
     
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    There are no skycrapers in Orlando. So.. Spiderman would be faceplanting more than usual...
    :hilarious:
     
  11. Cesar R M

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    Cant wait to see him spread the costs of a new carrier during war times into multiple years for "cost efficiency and wall street". Or cost cutting bridge and infrastructure building to bare minimums.. :hilarious:
     
  12. danlb_2000

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    A permit was filed today for a new "overlook" off of the bridge over hourglass lake at Art of Animation. Note that the structure doesn't come out at a right angle from the bridge, it is angled a bit which would aim it towards the southern gondola station at CBR. It appears that this is the AOA/Pop gondola station.

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  13. Grimley1968

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    So in the permit, was the entire structure called an "overlook", or just a certain part of it?
     
  14. P_Radden

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    Nice find Dan! So as many had guessed, the station will be at the bridge not the upper parking lot. :)
     
  15. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Well well :)
     
  16. Cosmic Commando

    Cosmic Commando Well-Known Member

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    That's the perfect spot for it... very accessible from everywhere in both resorts, and it makes the people in the preferred rooms feel like they're getting their money's worth.
     
  17. Grimley1968

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    And the lake is kind of a built-in right of way, so the vertical climb can be fairly gentle until it reaches a necessary clearance height for Century Drive to the north.
     
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    I am a little surprised that they are going over water, but I like it!!
     
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    Not sure if this has been asked yet but do you think there will be a CM on each gondola just "in case" anything happens like the gondola suddenly stopping somewhere?
     
  20. Clamman73

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    Haha..."Overlook"...now they're just insulting our intelligence. :joyfull:
     
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